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In Memories of Two Cardinals in Asia

Cardinal Cheong
Cardinal Sim

The Church in Asia lost two cardinals in less than two months this year.

Cardinal Cornelius Sim, a new cardinal in Asia and the first of Brunei, died on May 29. He was 69.

Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, 89, former archbishop of Seoul and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, passed away on April 27.

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and the Churches in Brunei and South Korea, of which their missions were dedicated to.

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Auxiliary Bishop Peter Michiaki Nakamura
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Auxiliary Bishop Peter Michiaki Nakamura
Catholic Center,
10-34 Ueno-machi,
Nagasaki-shi, 852-8113, Japan

Phone: (095)842-4450
Fax :842-4460
Email: [email protected]

Pope Francis appointed Father Peter Michiaki Nakamura as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Nagasaki, assigning him the titular see of Fessei.

Bishop Peter Michiaki was born on March 21, 1962, in Saikai-city, Nagasaki prefecture. He was a student at the Nagasaki Minor Seminary. He studied philosophy and theology at San Sulpizio Major Seminary in Fukuoka. He obtained a licentiate in moral theology at the Alfonsiana Academy in Rome (1994). He was ordained priest on March 19, 1988, for the archdiocese of Nagasaki.

Since his priestly ordination he has held the following roles: Formator in the Minor Seminary of the archdiocese of Nagasaki (1988-1989); Vicar in the parish of Nakamachi (1989-1991); formator in the Minor Seminary of the archdiocese of Nagasaki (1994-1999); vicar in the Cathedral of Urakami (1999-2002); Parish priest of Togitsu (2002-2005); formator in the Major Seminary in Fukuoka (2005-2007); parish priest of Uematsu (2007-2014); professor of moral theology at the Major Seminaries of Fukuoka and Tokyo.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Francis Xavier Kaname Shimamoto (1990-2002)
  • Archbishop Joseph Asajiro Satowaki (1969-1990; 1979-1996 Cardinal)
  • Bishop Paul Aijiro Yamaguchi (1937-1968; 1959-1968 Archbishop)
  • Bishop Januarius Kyunosuke Hayasaka (1927-1937)
  • Bishop Jean-Claude Combaz, M.E.P. (1912-1926)
  • Bishop Jules-Alphonse Cousin, M.E.P. (1885-90 Vicar Apostolic; 1891-1911 Bishop)
  • Bishop Jules-Alphonse Cousin, M.E.P. (1885-90 Vicar Apostolic; 1891-1911 Bishop)
  • Bishop Joseph-Marie Laucaigne, M.E.P. (1884-1885)
  • Bishop Bernard-ThadĂ©e Petitjean, M.E.P. (1866-1884 Vicar Apostolic)

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